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Cserhátszentiván Jewish cemetery has a Holocaust memorial. [March 2009]


US Commission No. 000030

Cserhatszentivan is located in Nograd (47º56 19º35), 10km from Paszto. Cemetery: N of the village on a hill. Town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.

  • Local: Polgarmesteri Hivatal of Olsotold Szabadsag ut 6.
  • Regional: Budapesti Orthodox Hitkozseg, of Dob u.35, H-1075 Budapest Phone: (011-361) 132-4333.

The pre-WWII Jewish population (census) was 14. The Hasidic Orthodox Jewish cemetery was established in 19th century. Between fields and woods at the crown of a hill, the isolated site has no sign or marker. Reached by crossing private property and a track, access is open to all with no wall or gate. Pre- and post-WWII size of cemetery is 0.04 hectares.

20-100 gravestones, less than 25% toppled or broken, date from 1875-20th century. The marble, limestone and sandstone flat shaped stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones or flat stones with carved relief decoration have Hebrew and Hungarian inscriptions. The cemetery contains special memorial monuments to Holocaust victims but no known mass graves or structures exist. The national Jewish community owns the cemetery. Adjacent properties are agricultural. The cemetery was not vandalized since local or municipal authorities carried out restoration in 1990: re-erection of stones and vegetation cleared. Authorities clean or clear occasionally. Security is moderate threat.

Tamas Peter completed survey on 7/11/91. He visited on 02/11/91 and interviewed Nosko Sandor on 02/11/91 at Alsotold.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2009 14:23
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